El Trabajo Rustico (#831)

Ever have an experience that you thought was going to be one thing but turned out to be a whole world of other things?

I ventured out to a place called The Old Mill in Little Rock…my mind conjured up remembrances of mills I have seen over the years.

So my thoughts were on having a nice meandering stroll in and around the old mill.

What I found was a magical world of rustic work sculptors ( Trabajo Rustico )…they look like one thing but are entirely something else…

Meant to look like natural wooden structures, every thing is made from a secret mixture of concrete and miscellanea, the recipe for which, the sculptor (Dionicio Rodriguez), took to his grave…

Bridge Sculptor leading to the Mill
Another “Faux Bois” Bridge

A country Idyll, pocketed away in a bustling city… a treasure waiting to be discovered


About TinCanTraveler

Born under a wand'rin' star.... living in my Winnebago, traveling the country, explorer/adventurer, photographer, writer, chi master, massage therapist, retired teacher/counselor, work camper. Appreciation for the freedom to do it all. Enjoying life's ultimate lessons of trust, respect, and grace.
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3 Responses to El Trabajo Rustico (#831)

  1. Sher Parry says:

    Wow, how interesting. Such great adventures! So enjoying your travels. I can travel through you. Thank you Anne

  2. Alice says:

    Cool sculpture! I wonder how he did it. By the detail he captured, it kind of looks like lost wax casting on a grand scale. That’s usually done with metals though. I don’t know if it’s even possible with cement/concrete. It would be incredibly difficult and tedious, but artists are a strange lot! : )
    Thanks for sharing. You never know what you’re going to find tucked away around the next corner, do you?

  3. Julia says:

    What an amazing place to visit. Why does my list of things to see always get longer?

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